Titans of Wrestling #7: Late 70’s Portland Wrestling

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Join us as we take a slight detour from the usual WWF journey to look at Portland Wrestling from the late-70s! Parv graciously steps aside as Kelly takes the hosting seat for the first of a proposed series of periodic specials documenting wrestling even more obscure than Backlund-era WWF. For this episode Kelly is joined by Titans co-founder James and rising star Martin (Superstar Sleeze) to look at wild and crazy action from the Pacific Northwest.

On the docket tonight:
4/7/79 PLAYBOY BUDDY ROSE, ED WISKOWSKI, ROWDY RODDY PIPER, KILLER TIM BROOKS vs ADRIAN ADONIS, RON STARR, GEORGE WELLS, HECTOR GUERRERO
8/31/79 PLAYBOY BUDDY ROSE vs ADRIAN ADONIS
9/8/79 PLAYBOY BUDDY ROSE vs ADRIAN ADONIS
5/12/79 ROWDY RODDY PIPER vs PLAYBOY BUDDY ROSE
5/19/79 ROWDY RODDY PIPER vs PLAYBOY BUDDY ROSE LUMBERJACK MATCH
1/12/80 HARLEY RACE vs RICK MARTEL NWA TITLE MATCH
12/1/79 ROWDY RODDY PIPER, STAN “THE MAN” STASIAK vs THE SHEEPHERDERS / KILT BURNING ANGLE

Also on tonight’s show:
-Martin’s history as a wrestling fan, featuring his Stan Stasiak-hating father
-A brief look at the history of Portland Wrestling
-Don Owen: Great promoter; terrible announcer
-Numerous jokes at the expense of elderly wrestling fans
-Come visit Sandy Barr’s Flea Market!
-Opinions on Buddy Rose, Roddy Piper, Harley Race, Rick Martel, Dutch Savage, Ed (Col DeBeers) Wiskowski, Stan Stasiak, and others

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Author: Titans of Wrestling

Join Parv, Pete, Kelly and Johnny as they travel back in time to look at the state of WWF wrestling in the late 70s through the early 80s. Along the way they also make pit stops in Portland, St. Louis and other territories to cover their history, angles and differences from other promotions of the time. They discuss the prominent matches and promos of the era and leave no stone unturned as they talk through wrestler bios, psychology, and jobber matches. The cherries on top are some of the funniest commentaries and best wrestler impressions you’ll ever hear!